Voting takes place during certain hours each day they are "seeded" and head to head matches. I believe today was day one.
He is an amazing artist from my hometown of Nazareth, PA.
9 months ago my dad was diagnosed with a glio-blastoma brain tumor, last night he was inducted into our high school's Wall of Fame as the first non-alumni, recognizing his 39 years of teaching and 34 years of coaching our nationally recognized wrestling program.
Over these nine months I've taken this quote to heart and live it daily, but last night was tough on us all. A friend forwarded this picture taken after my brother and I spoke on his behalf accepting the award. There was a standing ovation for him. My mom, pictured to his left wasn't the only one struggling with emotions, my wife and daughters were as well as many others.
It was wonderful seeing all the support, but sad to see a man who this time last year was playing golf, guitar, and still helping kids improve as wrestlers and people not able to accept his own award.
I think everyone has known someone, if not themself, that has had cancer of some form, and it comes in many forms, but we need to keep trying to beat this. Lost two friends with young families this year and obviously concerned for my dad and my mom who is caring for him.
Live life with a passion, be good to people, and strive to make things better!
- University of ArizonaInterdisciplinary Studies
- Nazareth High School
Manager, eMarketing Strategy & Analytics, Medical Systems Group, Olympus America Inc. (all opinions are my own, not my employer)
I live in Nazareth, PA with my wife, Jill, and daughters Alexa and Olivia. My wife and I both grew up in the community and we enjoy living in the borough being able to walk through town to the library and our many parks.
We have a German Shepherd, Arizona and previously had a Lab/Shepherd mix, Nittany.
Our family enjoys spending time together playing board games, cooking/grilling, and making. I like woodworking projects and the girls are very good with crafts, knitting (my daughter makes scarves including Alpaca and donates a portion of proceeds to our local food bank), stitching, drawing, painting, etc.
We are also avid readers and writers.
- OlympuseMarketing Strategy & Analytics, Medical Systems Group, present